Queensland Day History
Queensland Day celebrates the birth of the Australian state of Queensland. Queensland was named by Queen Victoria, the Queen of the British Empire at the time, in December of 1859. Originally, Queensland and New South Wales were one colony until 1851, when people began pushing for separation of the two. On 6 June 1859, Queen Victoria approved the split and Queensland became a new self-governing Colony of Britain.
Queensland Day is celebrated annually on June 6 as part of Queensland Week. The day commemorates the official day on which Queen Victoria signed the paperwork approving the split and granting Queensland a constitution.
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